Geology Prof. Richard D. Little (Earth View Tours) invites you to join our small group
F A N T A S T I C L A N D S C A P E S Tour to two of America’s most visited and spectacular National Parks:
Photos: James Neeley Castle Geyser Grand Tetons and Bison
Plus Craters of the Moon and
EXPERIENCE THE WORLD'S BEST GEYSERS plus INCREDIBLE VOLCANIC AND FAULTED MOUNTAINS,
and dramatic RIVER and GLACIER LANDFORMS.
Includes 4 Nights at Old Faithful Geyser’s new “Snow Lodge” in
4 Nights with
$ 2370* pp/do (+ AIR) <> JUNE 28 - JULY 11, 2009
ITINERARY * + trip limited to 14 participants +
1. June 28
2. June 29 Free
day to explore
plus excursion to
3. June 30 Free Morning then depart for
CRATERS OF THE
4. July 1 Explore Craters of the Moon: lavas, cinder and spatter cones, lava tube caves,
and tree fossils in lava, all located along great rifts of the Columbia Plateau.
This landscape is similar to the
5. July 2 Travel day to
lodging for the next 4 nights at
You will be alone with the geysers! The crowds have to travel a ways to get here,
so they don’t arrive till mid day and are mostly gone by dinner.
6. July 3 Free Day to Explore ...
lots of opportunities for hikes and geyser / hot spring viewing along the trails and boardwalks of the
Old Faithful geyser basin. Look for wildflowers and bison. Evening wildlife excursion.
7. July 4 Mammoth Hot Springs area of
thermal springs emerge in a totally different rock type (limestone) than the geysers of further south
that are in rhyolite, resulting in a vastly different landscape. Short hikes to scenic points.
8. July 5 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and
9. July 6 Noon
lodging in the Park at Sentinel Mountain Lodge,on the shores of
with views of the Grand Tetons…..very special!
10. July 7 Day hike and/or other activities in the Grand Tetons.
11. July 8 Tram Ride to the top of the Tetons
plus explore the town of
12. July 9 Final day for Teton
activities. Rafting the
July 10 Return to
14. July 11 Depart for home or further explorations on your own.
* Itinerary subject to change based on weather, safety, or other considerations
This Fantastic Landscapes Tour will take you from the
desert to the mountains, illustrating the many unique features of the
One of the gems of this excursion is
We will stay four nights at the new (1999) Snow Lodge, near Old Faithful geyser, and a central point for numerous hiking / nature trails for all abilities....we can avoid the inevitable mid-day crowds, and experience this unique, amazing, and breath-taking landscape at our leisure during the quiet morning and evening times while doing other activities during mid-day.
In the Grand Tetons, one of the most
dramatic mountain ranges in the world, we will see quite a contrasting geologic
and scenic "style". The rocks
are old...over 2 billion years, but they have been prominently faulted upward
quite recently in geologic terms (including faults that are still active) to
create great peaks and a deep lake along the faultline. Great glaciers, combined with the meandering
Other notable places include the scenic
and strange Great Salt Lake and Craters of the Moon National Monument, a site
of very recent lava "floods" that are similar to the great basaltic
floods that covered the Connecticut River Valley 200 million years ago. You will also have time to see the sights of
If you have questions or want to see a video of a previous tour, call Earth View at (413) 527-8536 or via email.
Tour is limited to 14 participants T H E C O S T : $ 2370* (airfare additional) I N C L U D E S
<> FIRST CLASS LODGING including the new Snow Lodge at Old Faithful and Jackson Lake-Teton view rooms <>
<> TRANSPORTATION VIA RENTAL VANS for flexible itineraries <>
<> EXPERIENCED GEOLOGIST / EDUCATOR TOUR LEADER <>
<> GUIDEBOOK <> PRE- and POST - TRIP MEETINGS <> VIDEO RECORD OF TRIP <>
What's not included: air fare, food, gas, entrance and parking fees, optional activities.
*note: some minor adjustment may occur due to final lodging costs
Who is your tour leader? Prof. Richard Little, began “Earth
View” Tours in 1981 after the eruption of
QUESTIONS and comments Who goes on these “Fantastic Landscapes”
Participants’ comments: See our web site for more plus we can give you names of past participant to talk to.
“The trip was superb…we have been singing you praises across the land….” “It certainly was a fantastic trip, for us also the moonlight walk in the dunes was a sublime experience. We will certainly tell our friends about the great time we had, and thank you again for being such wonderful and caring leaders!”